Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Common Name(s)

Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disorder. It is characterized by high levels of multiple different antibodies that are associated with clots in the arteries and veins. Symptoms vary and can include blood clots, miscarriage, rash, chronic headaches, dementia, and seizures. Treatment involves thinning the blood to reduce clotting.
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Antiphospholipid Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

APS Foundation of America, Inc.

The APS Foundation of America, Inc. is dedicated to fostering and facilitating joint efforts in the areas of education, public awareness, research and patient services in an effective and ethical manner.

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013

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International Scleroderma Network

Our mission is to provide stellar worldwide research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses.

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2010

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Antiphospholipid Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

APS Foundation of America, Inc.

The APS Foundation of America, Inc. is dedicated to fostering and facilitating joint efforts in the areas of education, public awareness, research and patient services in an effective and ethical manner.

http://www.apsfa.org

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013

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International Scleroderma Network

Our mission is to provide stellar worldwide research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses.

http://www.sclero.org/

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2010

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General Resources

Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome

This pamphlet is a layman’s terms summary of Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS). It covers such topics as diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, and coping. It is meant for patients newly diagnosed, however would also be good for informing friends and family

Updated 13 Nov 2012

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Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS) & Pregnancy

Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is an illness that involve the immune system, and causes increased clotting of the blood. Normally antibodies, chemicals made by the immune system, are helpful in fighting germs or viral infections from outsid

Updated 13 Nov 2012

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APS Foundation of America, Inc Fan Page

The APS Foundation of America, Inc. is the leading United States nonprofit health agency dedicated to bringing national awareness to Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS).

Updated 13 Nov 2012

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Blogs

APS Friends & Support Forum

Are you looking for Support for Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, APS, APLS, APLA, Hughes Syndrome, or Sticky Blood? Well you've come to the right place! This is an private forum for people who have Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, friends, fam

Updated 13 Nov 2012

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Antiphospholipid Syndrome" returned 593 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Antiphospholipid syndrome and Langerhans cell histiocytosis: an exceptional association.
 

Author(s): Hamida Kwas, Ines Zendah, Ayda Bayoudh, Asma Zidi, Habib Ghédira

Journal: Tunis Med. 2014 Nov;92(11):697-8.

 

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2015

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[A case with catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome].
 

Author(s): Serdar Kalemci, Fatma Ciftçi, Yasemin Karabacakoğlu, Aydın Ciledağ, Ayten Kayı Çankır, Melek Tulunay, Akın Kaya

Journal: Tuberk Toraks. 2014 ;62(3):255-7.

 

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2014

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Pregnancy in antiphospholipid syndrome: can we improve patient management?
 

Author(s): Cecilia Nalli, Angela Tincani

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2014 Oct;16(10):614-5.

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Antiphospholipid Syndrome" returned 115 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

An approach to differential diagnosis of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome and related conditions.
 

Author(s): Giacomo Emmi, Elena Silvestri, Danilo Squatrito, Lucia Ciucciarelli, Anna Maria Cameli, Gentian Denas, Mario Milco D'Elios, Vittorio Pengo, Lorenzo Emmi, Domenico Prisco

Journal: ScientificWorldJournal. 2014 ;2014():341342.

 

The antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is a systemic, acquired, immune-mediated disorder characterized by episodes of venous, arterial, or microcirculation thrombosis and/or pregnancy abnormalities, associated with the persistent presence of autoantibodies, confirmed at least in two ...

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2014

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Cardiovascular risk factors in the antiphospholipid syndrome.
 

Author(s): Felipe Freire da Silva, Roger Abramino Levy, Jozélio Freire de Carvalho

Journal: J Immunol Res. 2014 ;2014():621270.

 

A major cause of morbidity and mortality in the context of the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is the occurrence of thrombotic events. Besides the pathogenic roles of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL), other risk factors and medical conditions, which are conditions for traditional ...

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2014

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Antiphospholipid syndrome: a clinical and laboratorial challenge.
 

Author(s): Luci Maria Santana Dusse, Fernanda Dias e Silva, Letícia Gonçalves Freitas, Danyelle Romana Alves Rios, Sandra Cristina Armond, Milena Soriano Marcolino

Journal: Rev Assoc Med Bras. ;60(2):181-6.

 

Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an acquired autoimmune thrombophilia characterized by the presence of a heterogeneous family of antibodies that bind to plasma proteins with affinity for phospholipid surfaces. The two major protein targets of antiphospholipid antibodies are prothrombin ...

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Predictors of Pregnancy Outcome in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Antiphospholipid Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 1 May 2015

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Last Updated: 26 May 2015

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Rivaroxaban in Thrombotic Antiphospholipid Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Antiphospholipid Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2015

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